What exactly is organic gardening? Simply put, it is the growing of vegetables and fruits in a natural environment using only natural items. For those interested or wanting
to start organic gardening, here are a few tips to get you started.
Did you know that most of your organic fertilizer can be made directly from your kitchen waste? You don’t have to spend a fortune on organic gardening like you would on
expensive chemical fertilizers and pesticides. You’ll be putting garbage to good use while helping the environment.
Another way to help keep pests away from your crops is by growing companion plants. For instance, marigolds are easy to grow and can help to keep aphids away from
The great thing about organic gardening is that you’re using nature made chemicals and not harsh manufactured chemicals that can be detrimental to your health. Nothing is
further from the truth when growing vegetables. However, many chemical companies insist that if their chemicals are used as directed, they will not harm us. According to
researchers, tests have shown that even just a small amount of toxins absorbed through the skin can have an impact on our body, even causing cancer.
It’s easy to forget that pesticides contain toxins that are made to destroy living things. These toxins typically wash into our lakes, rivers and streams killing off fish and causing
Organic gardening causes less harm to the environment, therefore, preventing the loss of topsoil through erosion. While the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars to help
reduce soil erosion, figures show that between 2–7 billion metric tons of soil erodes every year. Many believe the figure to be much higher.
The most important message here is that organic gardening is healthy for you and your family, safe for our planet, and a stepping stone for future generations.